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  • BRONCO BEAT: FCS and foods

    By Courtney McGinnis WP Bronco Beat   The Foods class made yummy beef stew, which they ate during lunch a couple Mondays ago. The stew was made as a learning experience for cutting safety, understanding the difference between wooden and plastic cuttin...
  • BRONCO BEAT: The elementary monster mash

    By Luke McCrumb WP Bronco Beat   In celebration of Halloween, the kindergarteners, first, and second graders had a party planned for Friday, Oct. 30. But due to the snowstorm and subsequent snow day the party was moved to the following Monday. The p...
  • Basin NRDs need to find some common ground

    Shootin' the Breeze by Russ Pankonin If the future of irrigation is going to thrive in the Republican River Basin, then the natural resources districts in the basin and the irrigators they represent need to find some common ground that is best for everyo...
  • German exchange student brings unique humor, culture to WP

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Hailing from Wistedt — a town of roughly 200 people about 25 miles southwest of Hamburg, Germany — Marvin Spangenberg has personality to spare and fits right in among the other students at Wauneta-Palisade. Just...
  • Eight-man pigskin approved for next two years at WP

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   It’s still eight-man football at Wauneta-Palisade — at least for the next two years. With some smaller area schools committing to six-man football for the next two years, and after discussing the program with co...
  • Broncos break even at 11 wins, 11 losses during 2009 run

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   Michelle Harchelroad credited leadership from her three seniors for the team’s continued growth throughout their 11-11 season, which came to a close in a five-set nail biter last Monday in Chappell against top-rate...
  • Main Street flag project

    Wauneta VFW launching Mainstreet Flag Project VFW Post 7996 in Wauneta has initiated a Mainstreet Flag Project to replace the flags displayed in downtown Wauneta. The local veterans organization is working to purchase 36 new American flags. These flags ...
  • Christopher Hansen opens doors on new tattoo shop in Wauneta

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   After jumping through the required hurdles, Christopher Hansen of Wauneta has launched a new business enterprise — Christopher’s Tattoo Shop — offering tattooing and body piercing services. The new business is ...
  • Sports Editorial: When heart attacks the ball, absolutely anything can happen

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze That volleyball is an incredible equalizer. The ball doesn’t care if you’re tall or short, rich or poor. And that drab-looking, colorless orb really couldn’t give a rat’s shiny heinie what kind of record you’ve...
  • Broncs max out against number-one Eagles

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   The Omaha World-Herald’s top rated team in Class D-1 barely survived an unexpected five-game test by Wauneta-Palisade on Monday to move on to second-round sub-district action against Leyton on Tuesday. The Broncos...
  • Outstanding efforts noted during Broncos’ 3-5 football season

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Coach Roger Lauhead commended his Bronco football squad for their outstanding efforts during the 2009 football season. The Broncs closed the season at 3-5, improving on their 2008 record of 2-6. This year the Broncs...
  • Kirsten Boos brings daycare expertise back to Wauneta

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   Full-fledged daycare services are in the works in Wauneta once again. In recent years the shortage of childcare services in Wauneta — made available only through a handful of area residents providing private babysi...
  • Noble, Kitt spear record fish

    Four more state record fish have been certified by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, including two by Jim Foral of Lincoln. Foral set the archery record for black buffalo with a 6-pound, 7-ounce fish that was 18.75 inches in length. It was taken at...
  • Broncos take Raiders in four sets

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   With Tuesday of this week’s home match against 18-1 Wallace marking the last regular season game for Wauneta-Palisade and sub-districts kicking off on Monday in Chappell, Bronco netters needed a win on Friday to be...
  • Dinnels strengthen faith, mission work in Mexico

    By Carolyn Lee The Imperial Republican Beverly and Duane Dinnel had planned to spend six months with Mexico Caravan Ministries in Tijuana. Beginning in August, 2008, they were to help the Baptist General Conference mission transition between permanent s...
  • Flu-battered Bronco squad falls in season closer

    By Tina Kitt The Wauneta Breeze   What a choice: Forfeit your last game of the season or play sick. That was the dilemma facing the Wauneta-Palisade football team Friday, Oct. 23, as they closed the final week of their football schedule. Earlier in ...
  • DNR lays out water-short options

    By Russ Pankonin The Imperial Republican   Irrigators in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (URNRD) heard first hand last week the regulation options the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will impose in water-short years. More than 1...
  • WP Report Card shows progress, weaknesses

    By Dave Vrbas The Wauneta Breeze   As is typical when standardized tests are handed out to different groups of students under varying circumstances, Wauneta-Palisade’s statewide report card for 2008-09 is a mixed bag. Despite a noticeable dip in th...
  • Raleigh Pfeiffer celebrates first birthday

    Raleigh Martha, daughter of Eric and Carrie Pfeiffer of Norfolk, Neb., and sister of Graison and Soiyer, turned one year old on Dec. 19, 2009. She was the guest of honor at a belated birthday party held Jan. 2, 2010, when family and friends helped her ce...
  • Sharing with Wauneta: Cookies, bars and more cookies

    By Nola Straub of Wauneta Sour Cream Cookies Bernita Freland North Dakota 4 c. flour 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 c. shortening 1 3/4 c. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1 c. thick sour cream 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla Cream the shortening. Add the sugar...